10 Best Cooking Shows on Netflix that every Food Lover should watch

If you have an appetite for the vibrant culinary cuisines of the world, you can experience them all by just sitting on your couch.

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Yes, you heard that right! If you miss your Nan’s Baked Apple Pie who lives in Bristol, don’t fret! Netflix has a show for every kind of culinary wizard, particularly for British cuisine.

Let’s hop on over to our carefully selected list of binge-worthy cooking shows on Netflix to see what the hoo-ha is all about. And oh, if – after watching all the below-listed shows – you end up cooking something nice for yourself and your family, you can take a look at our recommendation for family shows and enjoy some good family time!

The Great British Bake Off

Genre: Reality

Cast: Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Mel Geidroyc

IMDb Rating: 8.6 /10

Seasons: 7

The Great British Bake Show is the answer to your aching sweet tooth. Delightful tart and pie dishes interspersed with British accents add to the sweetness of the show. You can binge watch three different editions of the show for a total of 14 seasons.

Nadya Bakes

Genre: Documentary

Cast: Nadiya Hussain, Nastassja Lesengo, Richard Bertinet

IMDb Rating: 7.1 /10

Seasons: 1

Fans of Nadiya Hussain were overjoyed when it was announced that Nadiya would be getting her own Netflix exclusive show, having completed and won on The Great British Baking Show in 2015. Her vivacious and warm personality brings a wholesome feel to the show.


Genre: Documentary

Cast: Latif Nasser, Casey Cox

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Seasons: 2

In its second running season, Rotten explores the ‘rotten’ side of worldwide food production.

The first season focused largely on garlic, honey, and milk, whereas the second season tackles

topics such as avocados and sugar. Well worth the watch, the series gives you a fresh

perspective on the foods that we consume.

The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Genre: Reality-TV

Cast: Angelica Bell, Tommy Banks, Nadiya Hussain

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Seasons: 2

If you’re having The Great British Baking Show withdrawals, you can always tune in to watch this British cooking competition. The show features British families going up against one another to cook for and impress Michelin-rated Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli and British cooking instructor Rosemary Shrager.

The Chef Show

Created By: Jon Favreau

Genre: Documentary

Cast: Roy Choi, Jon Favreau

IMDb Rating: 8.2 /10

Seasons: 2

The Chef Show is the perfect amalgamation of our love for food and spending time with friends. Why not combine the two? Jon Favreau and Roy Choi go way back to 2014 when they first met, and we believe the two bonded over a common interest: their love for food. They’ve had celebrity chefs and countless celebrities feature on their show.

Cooked With Cannabis

Created By: Jon Favreau

Genre: Documentary

Cast: Roy Choi, Jon Favreau

IMDb Rating: 8.2 /10

Seasons: 2

The past decade or so has brought some absurd laws and legalizations. The hot topic now is Cannabis legalization. The show features mouthwatering dishes using the flavors and effects that cannabis brings to the table. We’re sure that no “stone” was overturned in ensuring that only the best cannabis-infused recipes are shared with the audience.

Chef’s Table

Created By: David Gelb

Genre: Documentary

IMDb Rating: 8.5 /10

Seasons: 6

David Gelb is well known for his food documentaries. In Chef’s Table, one world-famous chef is invited to the show every episode.

Nailed It

Genre: Reality, Family

Cast: Jacques Torres, Nicole Byer

IMDb Rating: 7.4 /10

Seasons: 6

Nailed, it has had its fair share of success, having completed its fourth season. With a game show format, host Nicole Byer and Jaques Torres keep the viewer engaged throughout. Every amateur baker would like to imagine they are the best up until they feature on the show. The fifth season of the show will see contestants competing in teams of two against one another.

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Genre: Documentary

Directed By: Caroline Sah

Cast: Samin Nosrat

IMDb Rating: 7.7 /10

Seasons: 1

Samin Nosrat hosts the show Salt Fat Acid Heat, and it’s based on her book by the same name. The four-part series explores her travels across restaurants in Japan, Mexico, and Italy. The premise of the show is that Nosrat explores the fundamentals required to create a good meal.

Ugly Delicious

Genre: Documentary

Directed By: Eddie Schmidt

Cast: David Chang, Peter Meehan, Aziz Ansari

IMDb Rating: 7.8 /10

Seasons: 2

Ugly Delicious is about the exploration of David Chang’s escapades across the globe, testing out different kinds of food. On this journey, he is joined by an array of celebrities who join him to eat, discuss and discover different cuisines of the world.


Have your taste buds scintillated yet? Ours sure have! With fun competitions and mind-widening documentaries, our complied list of cooking shows has something for every UK-based viewer.